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yellowtail

[yel-oh-teyl] /ˈyɛl oʊˌteɪl/
noun, plural yellowtails (especially collectively) yellowtail.
1.
a game fish, Seriola lalandei, of California.
2.
Also called yellowtail snapper. a small West Indian snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus.
4.
any of several other fishes with a yellow caudal fin.
Origin of yellowtail
1600-1610
1600-10; yellow + tail1
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  • I have seen acres of flying-fish in the air at once, and great swarms of yellowtail, basking on the surface.

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  • What becomes of these seven tons of white sea-bass and all the other tons and tons of yellowtail and albacore?

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  • At Mæander Reef I took the first yellowtail ever caught in the islands with rod and line.

British Dictionary definitions for yellowtail

yellowtail

/ˈjɛləʊˌteɪl/
noun (pl) -tails, -tail
1.
a carangid game fish, Seriola dorsalis, of coastal waters of S California and Mexico, having a yellow tail fin
2.
any of various similar fishes
3.
Also called yellowtail moth. any of various similar fishes Another name for goldtail moth
4.
(Austral) another word for yellowtail kingfish
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